Hi everyone, today I would like to show you one of my recent guest design projects for Crealies, a Dutch die and stamp company (which also ships outside the Netherlands).
For this project I created a set of two Christmas cards, the second card is created with the remainders of the first card.
This step is a only a little bit difficult, but the results are totally awesome! Place a piece of white linen textured card stock in your die cutting machine, the way you would do normally when you would like to die cut. Now, place the two silhouette deer shape dies (Crealies CLSH04) on the paper, about 2,5 centimetres from the edge, then place the second cutting plate on top, not covering the bottom part of the deer‘ legs (the dies will only cut where there are two plates). Then die cut!
Now, draw a line with pencil and ruler, but not over the legs of the deer, and then cut between the legs and to the sides, using a craft knife, this will separate the deer from the top part of the paper.
Now we’re creating a fun background for the deer. I took some watercolour paper (Canson XL, but you can use any watercolour paper you have, not too thin and not too textured) and sprayed with water. Then I dropped in two colours of Ecoline, number 601 and 548 (Dr. Ph. Martin’s for the USA would work too), make the colour run, dry the paper with your heat tool and repeat a second time.
Next I die cut a stitched rectangle shape using the Crealies nr. 24 nesting die set (don’t throw away the left overs). Then I used the smallest die in the Duo Dies Snowflake set to die cut a snowflake from this panel, BUT before removing the die adhere some removable tape to the back of the snowflake (this way the small inner particles of the snowflake stay put). Don’t throw away the snowflake, we will use it on the second card!
From some gold glitter paper I die cut another snow flake and also the text that I will use for today’s project (in Dutch it reads Happy Holidays).
Now I can put this card together. I adhered the gold snowflake with some Ranger Medium Matte. I die cut the bottom part of the panel with the deer using the same stitched rectangle die as before. I adhered the deer panel on top of the Ecoline background and then adhered the text on top. For my mat I die cut a slightly larger panel from the same gold glitter paper and adhered this to the Ecoline background panel.
The only thing I have to do now is to adhere this combination to a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
I have remaining from the first card the die cut snowflake and the left over Ecoline coloured paper. From this Ecoline paper I die cut another stitched rectangle panel.
On the background panel I stamped with VersaMark and a Crealies snowflake/mandala shaped stamp. Then I heat embossed using Ranger Gold Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I also die cut the same text as I used on my first card from some green glitter paper.
Now I can put my second card together: I adhered the die cut snowflake on top of the gold heat embossed stamp and then adhered the text on the same panel using Ranger Medium Matte. Then I die cut a slightly larger mat from the same green glitter paper and adhered the watercolour panel on top. This combination I adhered on a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And then my second card for today is ready!
Not all cards have to be complicated! Especially if you make lots of Christmas cards then a couple of easy and quick ones are very welcome!
I wish you a creative day!